Wedding guest fined

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

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An ‘unruly’ wedding guest has been fined for disorderly behaviour at the local magistrates court.

Thomas Doherty, of Elm Close, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour on September 6.

The charge relates to an incident in the grounds of the Waterfoot Hotel.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that police were called by door staff because the 30-year-old was ‘unruly’

When officers arrived he became disorderly telling the officers to ‘f*** off’.

Doherty refused to identify himself and struggled with the officers when he was arrested.

Defence solicitor Walter Hegarty told the court his client had been a guest at a wedding and ‘had too much drink before the meal and continued drinking after the meal’.

He added that the 30-year-old had upset his friends who were getting married by his behaviour on this occasion.

Mr Hegarty said Doherty was ‘contrite and apologetic’ to police for the incident.

He told the court that Doherty had not been before the court in more than four years and asked for him to be dealt with as leniently as possible.

District Judge Barney McElholm fined the 30-year-old £450 and imposed an offender levy of £15.